Steve Van Dorn, President & CEO of the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Convention-Visitors Bureau, has been named to serve on the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. Van Dorn’s name was submitted to Host Committee CEO Keith Bruce by Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews. “His contributions to the quality of life in the City of Santa Clara through the years and his unwavering support of the new Levi’s Stadium warrant recognition and praise,” said Matthews. Also named to the Host Committee is former Santa Clara Mayor, multi-term council representative, and business development leader Gary Gillmor.
Van Dorn and Gillmor join other committee members from the business, hospitality, public and sports sectors who will assist in hosting Super Bowl related events throughout the Bay Area.
To date, the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee has raised more than $30 million in commitments from partners including Apple, Boston Consulting Group, Gap, Google, Intel, Seagate, ValueAct Capital, and Yahoo. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised will go back to local youth and environmental charities.
Van Dorn, with the Chamber of Commerce and Convention-Visitors Bureau for over 17 years, was hired as President & CEO in 2002. He is responsible for managing the Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Santa Clara Convention Center.
Super Bowl 50 is scheduled for February, 2016 and is expected to have a significant economic impact on the entire Northern California region.